Afro Samurai (Oct 30, 2008 prototype)

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Afro Samurai (Oct 30, 2008 prototype)
Build date Oct 30, 2008
Build name Preview
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Anonymous
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date December 25, 2022
Origin DVD-R
Lot Project Deluge
Labels Afro Samurai Oct 30 preview
Dump method Memorex MRX-650LE v6 AM61 (PowerISO)
Game Afro Samurai
System Xbox 360
Genre Action
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Feb 4, 2009
US Dec 9, 2008
Release date JP Unreleased
EU 3/27/2009
US 1/27/2009
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A prototype of Afro Samurai for the Xbox 360.


  • Predates the final US build (the first retail release) by almost a month and a half.
  • Different title screen. The backdrop is different, it's missing the copyright information and trademark symbol. The logo itself is dimmer in comparison to the final. The Press START button is red in this build.
  • The main menu is missing some background elements.
  • Different loading screen.
  • Texture differences in the first area.
  • Some enemies are missing hats. The ones that do have a different texture.
  • XEX information:
    • Header Maker ID: NM
    • Header Product Code: 2008
    • Header Title: AFRO SAMURAI
    • Header PE Name: game_xbox2_ntg_final.exe
    • Header Executable Name: /default.xex
    • Header: Executable Checksum (MD5): 09313b915c0561a7b95f1660f9c1568d
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
    • Game is emulatable in either Xenia or Xenia-Canary: Yes (as of December 25, 2022).
      • Issues: No issues.




Archive Contents:

File Type Date Size SHA-1
X360 - Afro Samurai Oct 30 preview.bin File 2021-10-10 01:33:20 2.46 GB ca9fe11e7de0d6b8638db3ea572cdafd0aa1d47a
X360 - Afro Samurai Oct 30 preview.cue File 2021-10-10 01:24:36 100 bytes 16c2442a8ec05a25f056ef0b573ac4ecb98bfc7b
X360 - Afro Samurai Oct 30 preview.jpeg File 2021-10-24 01:10:41 1.92 MB 231093d5d75ff744a31b6181685fb999f32d71a7

Download File:

File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Afro Samurai (Oct 30, 2008 prototype).7z 7zip Archive 2021-10-25 05:30:33 2.38 GB Download file 0ba928ab46919ba0f6ee53ffb28245797eddd7eb


A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype! And a huge thanks to the anonymous donor that allowed for this release to happen!

See also